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  1. Calling Canton: Brian Urlacher's candidacy

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing the Pro Football Hall of Fame's list of middle linebackers is a sobering experience. The position is well-represented, but almost all of the enshrinees -- Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert and Willie Lanier among them -- are drawn from a long-go...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  2. Madden 25: Barry Sanders, Adrian Peterson

    Kevin Seifert

    An NFC North player had a record-breaking season after adorning the "Madden 13" cover. So let's get serious with this year's process, the "Madden 25" cover vote over on SportsNation. The contest is in the third round of a process that will conclud...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  3. Pro Bowl: Game no longer relevant

    Kevin Seifert

    This week, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning offered a direct and impassioned plea to those surrounding him in a Hawaii ballroom. According to Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network, Manning asked players to give better effort in Sunday's Pro Bow...

    Blog | January 26, 2013
  4. DPOY: Terrell Suggs beats out Jared Allen

    Kevin Seifert

    As you helped me assemble a list of possible candidates for the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year award, one name stood out as a chief competitor for Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs not only pro...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  5. Weekend mailbag: A visit to Room 101

    Kevin Seifert

    Last weekend, I suggested locking up leaders from the NFL and NFL Players Association in the Phantom Zone until they reached a new collective bargaining agreement. C.J. of Milwaukee took me up on a request for better ideas. Check it out, and then fol...

    Blog | May 28, 2011
  6. The NFL's true impact on crime

    Kevin Seifert

    Thanks to Matt of Boulder for providing an NFC North angle to the utterly self-absorbed comments that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis recently made to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio. In case you missed it, Lewis predicted that U.S. crime will rise this...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  7. Fear of the 'Madden Curse'

    Kevin Seifert

    I've always been the first to admit that I've never paid much attention to "Madden" or any other video game, but I've been surprised at how passionate many of you are about NOT wanting Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers or Minnesota Vikings ...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  8. XLV: Will Clay Matthews win DPOY award?

    Kevin Seifert

    DALLAS -- He had three sacks after one game, six after two and by the end of Week 5, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews led the NFL with 8.5 sacks. That white-hot start positioned him as the early favorite for defensive player of the year, an...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  9. Have at It: Give us the Seahawks (or Saints)!

    Kevin Seifert

    Wow. If nothing else, this week's "Have at It" produced a preview of the, er, heightened tensions we could face in two weeks if the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears meet in the NFC Championship Game. We started by discussing options for the Bears'...

    Blog | January 08, 2011
  10. NFC North Hall of Fame debate

    Kevin Seifert

    A weeklong look at current or former players or coaches with Hall of Fame potential in the division. Chicago Bears: Brian Urlacher, middle linebacker Claim to fame: Since joining the Bears in 2000, Urlacher has made six Pro Bowl teams and been ...

    Blog | July 05, 2010
  11. More Rewind'09: Weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    Wow. We just wrapped up one of the busiest weeks in the NFC North in some time. I felt like I was writing all day, every day. We had two teams headed to the playoffs, a third planning to swap out two coordinators and a fourth making some news late in...

    Blog | January 09, 2010
  12. Third and one: Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert After Minnesota's 33-31 victory Sunday over Baltimore, here are three (mostly) indisputable facts I feel relatively sure about: In trying to convey the chance nature of this victory, I glossed over the career...

    Blog | October 19, 2009
  13. Have at It: A tough climb for Urlacher and HOF

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert I appreciated the (mostly) civil discussion we had this week in discussing whether Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher has put together the framework of a Hall of Fame career. We've had a period here of heightened ...

    Blog | September 18, 2009
  14. Interconference matchups: NFC North/AFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Division matchups rightly carry pre-eminent importance in every team's schedule. But never underestimate the importance of the interconference schedule -- those four common AFC opponents each NFC North team ...

    Blog | July 14, 2009
  15. Weekend mailbag, Part I

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert For your peace of mind, I've separated this week's mailbag into two categories. You'll see "Objections to the Matthew Stafford/ESPN Research post" on Sunday. Today is "All Others.&quot...

    Blog | March 14, 2009
  16. Debating a linebacker at No. 1

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry's eye-opening workout at the NFL scouting combine has energized the debate over whether he -- and, more generally, an outside linebacker -- is a legitimate candidate to be ...

    Blog | February 24, 2009